Neglect in the Nation The neglect of children is a serious problem in California as well as in the nation and we the people, should not embrace what is happening in this state. Based on the information I have acquired; I will show that neglect, though not physical, can seriously damage a child’s well-being. When a child is neglected there is often a irrational motive on the parent (s) part. People may not think there is but there actually is a considerable figure of children being neglected. As I have stated, neglect is a menacing problem in society and if we do not disrupt the course in which we are headed, neglect now as we know it will be nothing compared to what the future holds. When a child is neglected, that neglect can cause a significant amount of damage to the child’s welfare.
Neglect is defined as,” the failure to provide for a child’s physical survival needs to the extent that there is harm or risk of harm to the child’s health or safety.” This may include, but is not limited to: abandonment; lack of supervision; life endangering physical hygiene; lack of adequate nutrition that places the child below the normal growth curve; lack of shelter; or lack of medical or dental care that results in health threatening conditions. When neglect is reported, the child has to process through many hearings and may even be placed with new parents or the child might be placed into foster care. In light of preceding facts, I myself would not want my own children to endure this misfortune. Chronic neglect cases usually involve families that are significantly disadvantaged, having a multitude of problems to deal with. These often include parental substance abuse and an area noted for substance abuse problems.
... the author dismisses the proposed statement that abused and neglected children always come from poor and minority families. References Baskerville, ... in open places where children are free to interact and play in open grounds and therefore any abused child or neglected can ... several forms such as sexual, emotional and physical mistreatment of the child. The definition given above is undoubtedly not ...
Parents preoccupied by substance abuse may neglect or emotion all abuse their children. A child’s physical needs might be neglected by the parents’ inability to provide proper nourishment, to attend to medical needs, or to provide a suitable living environment. The parents may ignore the child, which may result in inappropriate supervision and a failure to ensure the child’s safety. Parental absence has also been associated with sexual abuse. Neglect doesn’t always mean that the parent (s) Intentionally puts their children in harms way. A child of any age, sex, race, religion, and socioeconomic background can fall victim to neglect.
Over the past 20 years the complex problems of neglect has increased dramatically. In total, there were about 296, 000 reports of child abuse / neglect in 1985, compared to about 664, 000 in 1994. This represents a 124 percent increase over the period, or an average annual rate of almost 10 percent. In 1993, California had the highest rate of reported abuse / neglect among the ten largest states 76 per 1, 000 children. In 1994, 1271 child abuse and neglect related fatalities were reported. Put another way, this was 3.
5 deaths per day in the U. S. , or one death every 7 hours. 88% of those fatalities were under 5 years of age, 46% were under one year of age. According to information from 34 states representing 67. 3% of the U.
S. population under the age of 18, an estimated 1, 215 child maltreatment deaths were confirmed by child protective service agencies in 1995. All the information shown above is factual. When neglect goes to far it doesn’t matter what race a child is, all that matters is that child is just another statistic.
... a parent or caretaker that causes a child to be hurt, maimed, or killed. In the Canada the exact incidence of child abuse and neglect ... in harm being inflicted on children of all ages. The kind of abuse, however, varies with age. Infants and preschool children are most likely to ...
In conclusion, from reading my paper, people should have learned that neglect is something that should not be taken lightly. When a child is neglected their life is at stake. Parents who neglect their children may not do it voluntarily. The abuse could be some kind of illness so don’t jump to conclusions. Children of any race or religion can be neglected. Neglected children is on the increase.
People who are being neglected or neglecting someone, need to get help. Stop it before it gets too late. Works Cited English, Diana J. “PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM ABUSE AND NEGLECT.” THE FUTURE OF CHILDREN JOURNAL. VOLUME 8, NUMBER 1 – (SPRING 1998).
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